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paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
18209 posts
so my laziness has come back to bite me in the ass

a few years ago now I upgraded to the first generation i5 2500 chips and a 1155 pin board, one of the boards that had the dodgey 3gb/s SATA ports that would eventually fail - well mine all failed a while ago but I have just pushed on with the 2 x 6bg/s for my ssd and hdd.

I now want to upgrade both of those hard drives as well as i'm going to need to plug my cd drive in at some point to install windows lul and I want to plug the old hard drive in at the same so I can transfer stuff over to the new drives so it is time to bite the bullet and buy a new mobo

so my problem is, will any new 1155 mother board accept my older first gen chip? I've noticed some of the boards on the umart site say they support the 2nd and 3rd gen - does that mean exclusively or can I get any one of the new boards and plug my chip in and go ?

thx
10:34am 08/06/13 Permalink
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paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
18210 posts
actually doing some more reading my cpu is actually a "second generation" cpu which is supported by everything

thx everyone
11:29am 08/06/13 Permalink
mission
Brisbane, Queensland
8860 posts
np
12:03pm 08/06/13 Permalink
Raven
Melbourne, Victoria
7890 posts
Difference in a 2500 to 3770? Not enough to spend the money on upgrading.

I went from a 920 to 3770 for similar reasons - everything on my board kept dying (first the onboard audio, then the ethernet controller) and in actual performance difference there's SFA - but I had to buy an 1155 board because 920 is 1366. At the time the 38xx compatible boards were too expensive to justify.
12:31pm 08/06/13 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
18211 posts
well this was a recognized problem with the boards when the sandy bridge cpu's first came out, can't remember if it was asus only or wide spread but I could have taken the board back to be replaced but I never did
01:00pm 08/06/13 Permalink
Raven
Melbourne, Victoria
7891 posts
It was an Intel problem - with the north bridge.
02:13pm 08/06/13 Permalink
cicala
Melbourne, Victoria
1 posts
LGA 1155 motherboard will support an 1155 cpu no matter which generation it is.... excluding Haswell though that goes with LGA 1150
08:52am 08/07/13 Permalink
Mass
Brisbane, Queensland
1420 posts
Why bothering with a CD/DVD drive Pave? Just load the windows ISO onto a bootable USB stick and be done with it. I haven't used a cd/dvd to install software for a few years now, don't even have one in my PC anymore.
11:05am 08/07/13 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
13900 posts
lug my cd drive in at some point to install windows


USB stick
11:19am 08/07/13 Permalink
Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland
4186 posts
Couldnt you just buy a SATA pci-e card?
11:53am 08/07/13 Permalink
Mass
Brisbane, Queensland
1422 posts
Couldnt you just buy a SATA pci-e card?

Such a jew Nats
12:09pm 08/07/13 Permalink
Audi
Perth, Western Australia
129 posts
Why bothering with a CD/DVD drive Pave? Just load the windows ISO onto a bootable USB stick and be done with it. I haven't used a cd/dvd to install software for a few years now, don't even have one in my PC anymore.


Been ages since I've installed anything from disc (last format). But I burn games, 3d blu-rays and music CDs all the time.
06:22pm 25/07/13 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
4084 posts
ahh, the sandy vadge, good chip
07:53pm 25/07/13 Permalink
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